Plans for Search for Next A&M President Coming Thursday

The Texas A&M System Board of Regents began three days of meetings Wednesday, much of it focused on the budget.

Thursday, Regent chairman Morris Foster is scheduled to announce the committee that will search for the next president of Texas A&M.

Elsa Murano resigned her post prior at the last Regents meeting in June. Hers was the shortest presidency in modern history, one that ended after a poor performance assessment by System Chancellor Mike McKinney.

Foster declined to discuss what the make-up of the committee would be last month, but said it would be made up of a variety of A&M stakeholders. He also said he hoped to have a new president within six months.

Regents disregarded the 2007 search committee's recommendations in choosing Murano. The committee reportedly had recommended three sitting university presidents to the board.

Wednesday, the board heard from the College Station leaders and all other campuses about their plans for the upcoming year and what cuts they plan on making.

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